Southern Miss Announces 2002 Football Signing Class
Southern Miss Announces 2002 Football Signing Class
|John Archie||DB||6-2||195||Madison, Miss./Madison Central HS|
|DeMarcus Barner||OLB/DE||6-1||230||Newnan, Ga./Hutchinson CC|
|Tavares Barnes||DL||6-3||265||Collins, Miss./Collins HS|
|George Batiste||OL||6-4||290||Avondale, La./L.W. Higgins HS|
|Pedi Causey||WR||6-3||205||Franklinton, La./Franklinton HS|
|Greg Casnave||DL||6-3||270||Mandeville, La./Fontainebleau HS|
|Travis Cooley||OL||6-4||240||Waynesboro, Miss./Wayne County HS|
|Antwon Courington||WR||6-3||200||Jasper, Ala./Walker HS|
|Chris Crumpton||QB||6-1||180||Hartselle, Ala./Hartselle HS|
|Ben Culp||OL||6-4||285||Sandsprings, Okla./NE Oklahoma CC|
|Robbie D'Angelo||OL||6-2||285||Gulfport, Miss./Harrison Central HS|
|Jasper Faulk||RB/DB||6-0||190||Lafayette, La./Lafayette HS|
|Terrance Ford||DL||6-3||285||Raceland, La./Central Lafourche HS|
|Otho Graves||TE||6-4||235||Bassfield, Miss./Pearl River CC|
|Wayne Hardy||RB/LB||6-1||215||Monticello, Miss./Lawrence County HS|
|Adam Hurst||WR||5-10||175||Mandeville, La./Fontainebleau HS|
|Ronald Jones||DE||6-4||255||Gulfport, Miss./Gulfport HS/Gulf Coast CC|
|Mike King||WR||6-1||185||Orange Park, Fla./Ridgeview HS|
|Marcus Lampton||DL||6-5||275||Columbia, Miss./Columbia HS|
|Akeem Lockett||DE||6-3||235||Ripley, Miss./Ripley HS|
|Shadler Manning||DE/TE||6-4||225||Benton, La./Benton HS|
|Calvin Murray||DE/TE||6-5||200||Palatka, Fla./Palatka HS|
|DeMarcus Nash||OL/DL||6-5||285||Gulfport, Miss./Gulfport HS|
|Willie Page||DL||6-4||285||Bay Springs, Miss./Jones County JC|
|Jonathan Palmer||TE/DL||6-4||250||Tyler, Texas/Lee HS|
|Jared Parten||DL||6-3||250||Collinsville, Miss./West Lauderdale HS|
|Chris Porter||DB||5-11||160||Brandon, Miss./Hinds CC|
|Karlin Riley||WR||6-2||195||Opelousas, La./Opelousas HS|
|Seante Williams||DE||6-6||240||Pensacola, Fla./Coffeyville CC|
John Archie, DB, 6-2, 195, Madison, Miss./Madison Central HS
Played for Coach Mike Justice ... Finished the season with 70 tackles, eight quarterback sacks, four pass breakups and four fumble recoveries as a senior ? An all-district selection his senior year ... The Clarion-Ledger?s Second-team All-Metro ... The Clarion-Ledger?s Top 40 ... Helped lead Madison Central to a 10-3 record and to the second round of the state playoffs ? Attended Callaway High School in Jackson his junior year ? Named all-state his junior year in track ... Class 5A 400m champion ? Chose Southern Miss over Auburn.
DeMarcus Barner, OLB/DE, 6-1, 230, So., Newnan, Ga./Hutchinson CC
Enrolled at Southern Miss in January 2002 ? Redshirted first season at Hutchinson ... Started at outside linebacker and played at tailback his last four games ... Finished with 56 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, eight sacks, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one blocked kick and one caused safety ... All-Conference Honorable-Mention on defense ... As a tailback, averaged seven carries a game and 46 yards a game and scored two touchdowns ... Three-year starter at East Coweta High School ... Played defensive end, linebacker and running back ... An all-state, all-region and all-conference honoree ... Also recruited by Auburn, East Carolina, Illinois, Minnesota, New Mexico and West Virginia.
Tavares Barnes, DL, 6-3, 265, Collins, Miss./Collins HS
Three-year starter for Coach Bruce Merchant ? Played both offensive and defensive line as a sophomore and junior but only on the defensive line as a senior ? Finished with 78 tackles, five quarterback sacks, five tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries ? All-Region 6-3A ? WDAM All-Metro ? Hattiesburg American All-Metro ? Helped lead Collins to a 13-2 record and the 3A state championship as a senior ? 9-3 record and an appearance in the state playoffs as a junior ? Chose Southern Miss over West Virginia.
George Batiste, OL, 6-4, 290, Avondale, La./L.W. Higgins HS
Three-year starter for Coach Wayne Meyers ? Played defensive line as a sophomore and junior and then was moved to the offensive line for his senior season ? Also backed up on the defensive line as a senior ? An all-state selection on the offensive line ? Also named to the all-district squad ? No. 8 offensive lineman with a 9.25 rating by Zem?s Gems ? Participated in the Jefferson Parrish All-Star Game ? Also a member of the basketball team ? Recruited by UAB, San Diego State, Louisiana Tech and West Virginia.
Pedi Causey, WR, 6-3, 205, Franklinton, La./Franklinton HS
Played for Coach Shane Smith ... Caught 39 passes for 781 yards and seven touchdowns his senior year ... Also had five interceptions, including one for a touchdown at the cornerback position as a senior ... Two-time all-district ? Named all-state for wide receiver and defensive back positions his senior year ... Selected all-state by the Louisiana Sportswriters ... An all-state honoree at wide receiver by the Louisiana Coaches ... Honorable-Mention All-State by The Baton Rouge Advocate ? Second-team receiver by Louisiana Football Magazine ? One of the top 50 players in the state ... A two-star rating by Rivals.com ? Top 50 prospect by Louisiana Football Magazine ? No. 9 wide receiver in Louisiana with a 9.25 rating by Zem?s Gems ? Invited to the Nike Football Camp at LSU ... District champions both junior and senior years ... Lettered two years in track and three years in basketball ... Chose Southern Miss over Michigan, LSU, Ole Miss and Louisiana Tech.
Greg Casnave, DL, 6-3, 270, Mandeville, La./Fontainebleau HS
Played for Coach Larry Favre ... Three-year letterwinner ... Recorded 61 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, five sacks, and three hurries senior year ... The New Orleans Times-Picayune First-Team All-District ... All-Metro team ... A three-star rating by The Forrest Davis Football Recruiting Annual, theInsiders.com and Borderwars.com ... Ranked the 48th-best defensive tackle by theInsiders.com and Borderwars.com ? A four-star rating and ranked No. 55 in the nation by Max Emfinger?s Blue Chip Recruiting ? Ranked No. 44 in the state of Louisiana by SuperPrep ... No. 9 defensive tackle in Louisiana and a 9.25 rating by Zem?s Gems ? Lettered in track for two years ... Chose Southern Miss over Louisiana Tech and Tulane.
Travis Cooley, OL, 6-4, 240, Waynesboro, Miss./Wayne County HS
Played for Coach Marcus Boyles ... Four-year letterwinner and two-year starter ... Second-Team All-State ? A two-time all-division honoree ... Voted team?s most valuable offensive player ... Helped his team to the first round of the playoffs senior year and second round in his junior year ... WDAM-TV All-Area performer ? The Clarion-Ledger?s Top 40 ? A three-star rating by The Forrest Davis Football Recruiting Annual.
Antwon Courington, WR, 6-3, 200, Jasper, Ala./Walker HS
Played for Coach Bubba Davis ... Three-year letterwinner and starter ... Had 34 receptions for 568 yards and 11 touchdowns his senior year ... Also recorded 30 tackles at the cornerback position ... An honorable-mention all-state selection by The Birmingham News ? Voted team?s top receiver twice ... Helped team to the second round of the playoffs senior year, and quarterfinals sophomore and junior years ... Also lettered in basketball for three years and baseball for three years ... Was 13-1 as starting pitcher his senior year ... Chose Southern Miss over UAB, Jacksonville, Troy State and Middle Tennessee State.
Chris Crumpton, QB, 6-1, 180, Hartselle, Ala./Hartselle HS
Played for Coach Michael Smith ... Three-year starter ... Passed for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns during his senior year ... Passed for 1,560 yards and 10 touchdowns his junior year ... An all-area and all-region selection both years ... Voted team?s most valuable offensive player ... Helped his team to an 8-3 record, the regional championship and the first round of the playoffs ? Ranked No. 27 in the state of Alabama by SuperPrep Magazine ? A three-star rating and named the No. 27 pro style quarterback by Rivals.com ? A three-star rating by The Forrest Davis Football Recruiting Annual ? Named to the Alabama Top 35 by Tom Culpepper?s BamaMag.com ? Chose Southern Miss over Louisville, Middle Tennessee State, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt.
Ben Culp, OL, 6-4, 285, Sandsprings, Okla./N.E. Oklahoma CC
Played for Coach Dale Patterson ... A first-team all-conference selection his sophomore year ... Helped team average 200 yards passing a game and over 345 in total offense per game his sophomore year ... No. 76 junior college prospect in the nation by JCFootball.com ? A three-star rating and rated No. 64 guard in the nation by Rivals.com ? Helped his team to a 6-5 record and a third-place finish in the conference as a sophomore and an 8-3 record and appearance in the conference championship game his freshman year ... Played for Coach Archie Loehr at Charles Page High School ... Three-year starter ... Earned all-state and all-district honors as an offensive lineman his senior year ... As a junior, he recorded 19 tackles, two quarterback sacks, and three fumble recoveries at the defensive tackle position ... His sophomore year, he recorded 32 tackles, two fumble recoveries, and two sacks ... Chose Southern Miss over Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Missouri and Tulsa.
Robbie D?Angelo, OL, 6-2, 285, Gulfport, Miss./Harrison Central HS
Played for Coach Donny Bentz ... Did not allow a sack the last two seasons ? A first-team all-state Division 5A as a senior by the Mississippi Coaches Association ... A second-team all-state honoree by The Clarion-Ledger ? Named all-district as a senior ... Second team all-state as a junior ... Picked as the most outstanding offensive lineman by the team ... Awarded the Scholastic Athlete award ... Named the best all-around player on the team ... Ranked No. 13 in Mississippi by SuperPrep Magazine ... A five-star rating by Max Emfinger?s Blue Chip Recruiting ? Three-star rating and No. 7 center prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ? The Sun Herald?s No. 2 prospect on the coast in its Top 15 list ? Top 25 in The Clarion-Ledger?s state?s top 40 ? A 3.5 rating by The Forrest Davis Football Recruiting Annual ? Helped his team to the playoffs both his junior and senior years ... Chose Southern Miss over LSU, Ole Miss, and Tulane.
Jasper Faulk, RB/DB, 6-0, 190, Lafayette, La./Lafayette HS
Played for Coach Bobby Green ... Runs 4.4 40-yard dash ... Rushed for 1,378 yards on 177 carries and 11 touchdowns, averaging 7.5 yards a carry senior year ... Rushed for 1,407 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior ... Had six punt returns for touchdowns with a long of 93 yards ... Helped team to first district championship since 1991 as a senior ... A three-star rating and No. 68 prospect nationally by Borderwars.com ? Given a two star-rating by Rivals.com and No. 63 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 14th all-purpose back in the nation with a rating of 5.0 by Max Emfinger?s Blue Chip Recruiting ... A 7.47 rating as a wingback by Max Emfinger?s Blue Chip Recruiting ? Given a rating of 3.5 by The Forrest Davis Football Recruiting Annual ... Chose Southern Miss over Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech and LSU.
Terrance Ford, DL, 6-3, 285, Raceland, La./Central Lafourche HS
Played for Coach Randy Breaux ... Three-year letterwinner in football ... Had 54 tackles, 22 assists, two sacks, six hurries and three caused fumbles his senior year ... A first-team all-district selection his senior year ? Also named all-region ... Named second-team all-district his junior year ... Tied for No. 7 top defensive lineman in the state of Louisiana and a 9.25 rating by Zem?s Gems ? Three-star rating by The Forrest Davis Football Recruiting Annual ? Team?s most valuable defensive lineman ... Helped his team to the first round of the playoffs all three years ... Chose Southern Miss over Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana- Lafayette and Tulane.
Otho Graves, TE, 6-4, 235, Bassfield, Miss./Pearl River CC
Played for Coach Scott Maxfield at Pearl River Community College ? Two-year letterwinner ? Helped team post a 7-2 record as a sophomore ? Selected to the 2001 MACJC All-State second team ? Finished second on the team in receiving with 28 catches for 419 yards, an average of 15.0 yards a catch ? Fourth on the team in scoring with three receiving touchdowns ? Touted as the ?tallest wide receiver in the state? by Maxfield, whose heralded ?air raid? offense finished No. 1 in the MACJC and the NJCAA with 4,145 total yards (460.55 yards per game in nine-game season) ? As a freshman, number two on the team with six catches for 75 yards ? MACJC All-State Honorable Mention.
Wayne Hardy, RB/LB, 6-1, 215, Monticello, Miss./Lawrence County HS
Played for Coach Trent Hammond ... Rushed for 1,608 yards on 123 carries and 26 touchdowns his senior year ... Runs a 4.5 40-yard dash ... A three-year starter ... The Clarion-Ledger?s Second-Team All-State linebacker ... The Clarion-Ledger?s Top 25 ? All-Area Offensive Player of the Year by The Brookhaven Daily Leader ... A two-time all-district selection ... Helped team to a 9-2 record and first round of the playoffs as a senior ... Started at outside linebacker where helped his team win the state championship as a sophomore ... Also lettered in track and earned All-District ... Chose Southern Miss over Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Middle Tennessee State.
Adam Hurst, WR, 5-10, 175, Mandeville, La./Fontainebleau HS
Played for Coach Larry Favre ... Only four-year letterwinner in school history ... First Division I-A signee from Fontainebleau ... Had 18 catches for 245 yards and one touchdown ... Also had 155 carries for 634 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior ... Posted 280 all-purpose return yards and had one return for a touchdown ... Two-star rating by theInsiders.com and Borderwars.com .. 105th top wide receiver in the nation by Borderwards.com and 108th by theInsiders.com ? No. 49 All-purpose by Borderwars.com ? No. 6 wide receiver in Louisiana with a 9.25 rating by Zem?s Gems ? Three-star rating and No. 29 all-purpose receiver and a three-star rating as a cornerback by Max Emfingers? Blue Chip Recruiting ? Top 50 in the state of Louisiana by Louisiana Football Magazine ? A 3.5 rating by The Forrest Davis Football Recruiting Annual ? Two-time New Orleans Times-Picayune Player of the Week ... Helped his team to the first round of the playoffs for the first time in school history ... Also lettered and awarded All-District in track ... Chose Southern Miss over Baylor, Tulane and Colorado State.
Ronald Jones, DE, 6-4, 255, Gulfport, Miss./Gulfport HS/Gulf Coast CC
Two-year starter at the defensive end position ... Finished with 48 tackles, including 11 assisted, 4.5 sacks, four fumbles recovered and one interception ... Registered six sacks in 2000 ... Invited to play in the Mississippi State Junior College All-Star Game ... Four-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Gulfport High School as an offensive guard ... An all-state, All-Coast and All-Region selection ... Invited to play in the Mississippi North/South All-Star Game ... Also recruited by LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina and UCF.
Mike King, WR, 6-1, 185, Orange Park, Fla./Ridgeview HS
Played for Coach Tom MacPherson ... Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter ... Had 51 receptions for 870 yards and six touchdowns at wide receiver ... Three interceptions and 35 tackles at cornerback senior year ... Two-time first-team All-Coast Team by The Sun Herald... The county?s offensive MVP as a junior ... An honorable-mention all-state selection as a junior ... Jacksonville Times-Union Super 24 pick ... Ranked No. 72 in Florida by SuperPrep Magazine ... Led team to first round of playoffs as a junior and a senior ... Three-year letterwinner in track ... Holds 100-yard dash county record ... Chose Southern Miss over South Florida, UCF, Wake Forrest and Connecticut.
Marcus Lampton, DL, 6-5, 275, Columbia, Miss./Columbia HS
Three-year starter for Coach Joey Porter ... Posted 88 tackles, six tackles for loss and two quarterback sacks as a senior ... Named All-Division 8-3A ... Also selected second-team all-state ... Helped lead Columbia to an 11-3 record and an appearance in the South-State Championship as a senior ... He also helped lead Columbia to a 10-2 record and a second-round appearance in the state championship game and 9-2 mark his sophomore season and an appearance in the state playoffs ... Also recruited by Marshall and Ole Miss.
Akeem Lockett, DE, 6-3, 235, Fr., Ripley, Miss./Ripley HS
Enrolled at Southern Miss in January 2002 ? As a senior at Ripley, he finished with 140 tackles, nine quarterback sacks, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries ... Named to the Mississippi team for the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Classic ... The Clarion-Ledger?s Top 40 ... The Sun Herald?s Top 45 ... Rated 39th best player in the state of Mississippi by Max Emfinger ... Mississippi ?Super Sixty? by Blue Chip Recruiting ... Top 30 in Mississippi by SuperPrep Magazine ... Recruited by Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Troy State, UAB and West Virginia.
Shadler Manning, DE/TE, 6-4, 225, Benton, La./Benton HS
Played for Coach Mitch Downy ... Two-year letterwinner and two-year starter ... 77 tackles, 10 sacks, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery as a defensive end ... Seven catches for 65 yards and scored two touchdowns as a tight end ... Selected to all-state team by the Division 3A coaches ... All-Shreveport/Bossier by the Shreveport Times ... Two-time all-district and two-time All-Parish ... No. 22 defensive lineman in the state and 117th overall in the nation by Zem?s Gems ? Helped his team to the first round of the playoffs his senior year ... Second round of the playoffs and a 9-3 record junior year ... Chose Southern Miss over Louisiana-Monroe, Arkansas State and Louisiana Tech.
Calvin Murray, DE/TE, 6-5, 200, Palatka, Fla./Palatka HS
Played for Coach Jim McCool ... Played at the same high school as current Golden Eagles Kevis and Trevis Cooley ? Lettered three years and started two years ? As a senior, finished with 13 catches for 244 yards, an average of 18.8 yards a catch, four receiving touchdowns, five total touchdowns ? At defensive end, he finished with 12 unassisted tackles, five assisted and a quarterback sack ? Jacksonville Times-Union Super 24 pick ? An all-district and second-team all-state performer his senior year ... Played in the county all-star game ... Named all-county as a junior and a senior ... Helped his team to the second round of the playoffs his senior year ... Helped his team to the final four and a 11-3 record his junior year ... Helped his team to an 11-1 record and made it to the second round of the playoffs his sophomore year ... Lettered three years in basketball and three years in track ? Chose Southern Miss over Louisville, Bowling Green, Illinois and Michigan State.
DeMarcus Nash, OL/DL, 6-5, 285, Gulfport, Miss./Gulfport HS
Two-year starter and three-year letterwinner as a defensive lineman for Coach Ronnie Cuevas at Gulfport High School ? Named to The Sun Herald?s All-Coast Team ? Second-Team All-State 5A ? The Clarion-Ledger?s Top 40.
Willie Page, DL, 6-4, 285, Bay Springs, Miss./Jones County JC
Played for Coach Parker Dykes at Jones County Junior College ? Finished his sophomore season with 15 tackles, three tackles for loss and three quarterback sacks in five games ... Honorable-Mention All-State ... Missed five game due to an elbow injury ... Finished 10-1 and won the region and state championships ... Rated the fourth-best junior college prospect in Mississippi in the Sun Herald?s Preseason Top 20 ? JCFootball.com rates him as the 46th-best junior college recruit in the nation ? Four-star rating by Rivals.com and the 32nd-best defensive tackle prospect, including high school and junior college prospects ? Listed among The Clarion-Ledger?s ?Others to Watch? ? Also recruited by Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
Jonathan Palmer, TE/DL, 6-4, 250, Tyler, Texas/Lee HS
Played for Coach Mike Owens ... Three-year letterwinner, three-year starter ... Six catches for 75 yards and a touchdown as a tight end ... Had 14 tackles, three assists, one sack, and two forced fumbles as a defensive tackle his senior year ... A first-team all-district at both tight end and defensive tackle ... An honorable-mention all-state by the Texas Sportswriters at tight end ... Four-star rating and among the top 20 tight ends in the nation by Max Emfinger?s Blue Chip Recruiting ? A three-star rating and 59th best defensive end by Borderwars.com ? Team captain ... Voted team?s outstanding defensive lineman ... Led his team to the second round of the playoffs all three years ... In the top 10 of his class ... National Honor Society ? Chose Southern Miss over Oklahoma State, SMU and Iowa State.
Jared Parten, DL, 6-3, 250, Collinsville, Miss./West Lauderdale HS
Played for Coach Stan McCain ... Four-year starter ... Runs a 4.8 40-yard dash ... The Meridian Star All-Area Team ... Voted most valuable defensive player in Region 5-3A ... Two-star rating and 69th-best strong-side defensive end by Rivals.com ? Three-star rating by The Forrest Davis Football Recruiting Annual ? The Clarion-Ledger?s Top 40 ? Helped team make the second round of the playoffs both junior and senior seasons ... Participated on the power lifting team, 3A state champion ... Chose Southern Miss over Ole Miss.
Chris Porter, DB, 5-11, 160, Brandon, Miss. /Hinds CC
Played for Coach Gene Murphy ... Runs a 4.4 40-yard dash and a 10.4 100-yard dash ... Had 17 punt returns for 219 yards and one touchdown his sophomore year ... Also had four interceptions and 40 tackles at cornerback ... A second-team all-state selection ... Voted in the top 20 junior college players by The Clarion-Ledger ... An honorable-mention all-state selection his freshman year ... His team voted him most outstanding defensive back sophomore year ... The Sun Herald?s ninth-best junior college prospect on its Top 20 list ? The Clarion-Ledger?s 12th-best junior college prospect on its Top 25 junior college prospects list ? Also lettered two years in track ... National Junior College All-American in the long jump, triple jump, 4x100 relays, and 4x400 relays ... Played for Coach Dan Davis at Brandon High School ... Voted best team defensive back and sprinter ... Two-time All-Region 3 in Division 5A as a wide receiver and a defensive back ... Team?s most valuable defensive back his senior year ... The Clarion-Ledger?s All-Metro Team as a senior ... Also state champion in the triple and long jump senior year ... Chose Southern Miss over South Carolina, Mississippi State, and West Virginia.
Karlin Riley, WR, 6-2, 195, Fr., Opelousas, La./Opelousas HS
Enrolled at Southern Miss in January 2002 ? Coached by Lynn Amadie at Opelousas High School ... Played quarterback in high school ... 58-of-142 attempts for 970 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior in 6.5 games ... 85-of-185 passes for 1,497 yards and threw 13 touchdowns as a junior ... Team?s offensive most valuable player ... All-Parish as a junior ... Three-star rating by Rivals. com ... No. 22 safety in the nation by Rivals.com ... No. 54 prospect from Louisiana by Max Emfinger ... Top 35 in Louisiana (9.25 rating) by Jeff Whitaker?s Deep South Recruiting ... No. 40 in Louisiana by SuperPrep Magazine ... Rated ninth best defensive back in Louisiana by Zems? Gems ... Top 100 in the state of Louisiana by Zems Gems ... Chose Southern Miss over Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss, Texas, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech.
Seante Williams, DE, 6-6, 240, Jr., Pensacola, Fla./Coffeyville CC (Kan.)
Enrolled at Southern Miss in January 2002 ? After originally signing with Auburn in 2000, Williams enrolled at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kan. ? Runs a 4.55 in the 40-yard dash and has a 37? vertical jump ? Redshirted his freshman season and then suffered a back injury and wasn?t able to participate for the 2001 season ? Four-year starter at defensive end at Pine Forest High School in Pensacola, Fla., a teammate of current Golden Eagle Dillon Cleckler ? Earned all-state honors as a defensive end but also played tight end ? Finished with 82 tackles and 9.5 sacks as a senior ? Also lettered in basketball, also earning all-state honors ? He averaged 10 points and pulled down 14 rebounds a contest and led the state of Florida in blocked shots as a senior ? Originally he chose Auburn over Alabama, Southern Miss and Middle Tennessee State, enrolling at Coffeyville.